2018's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction.
The stories in this year's selection are sometimes grim, sometimes cheerful, sometimes quirky—but always full of emotion. Editor Takács has assembled a wide range of non-cis experiences: from an intergalactic art heist to the everyday life of a trans woman through the lens of horror movies; non-binary parenting in the far future, to a unique method of traveling back to the past. Steampunk, ghosts, even deities, all can be found in these stories that show how transness can relate to and subvert so many themes at the heart of speculative fiction. The introduction also includes a section on year-to-year changes in transgender SFF, and assembled longer-form trans highlights.
Table of Contents:
"The Chameleon's Gloves" by Yoon Ha Lee
"Death You Deserve" by Ryley Knowles
"Fire Fills the Belly" by Noa Josef Sperber
"Small Changes Over Large Periods of Time" by K.M. Szpara
"Heat Death of Western Human Arrogance" by M. Téllez
"Praying to the God of Small Chances" by L. Chan
"The Mouse" Larissa Glasser
"Cooking with Closed Mouths" by Kerry Truong
"World of Three" by Shweta Narayan
"A Spell to Signal Home" by A.C. Buchanan
"Feed" by Rivers Solomon
"Hello, World" by Polenth Blake
"A Splendid Goat Adventure" by Rose Lemberg
"A Complex Filament of Light" by S. Qiouyi Lu
"Minor Heresies" by Ada Hoffmann
"The Heavy Things" by Julian Jarboe
"Don't Press Charges and I Won't Sue" by Charlie Jane Anders
"The Worldless" by Indrapramit Das
"The Heart's Cartography" by Susan Jane Bigelow
Paperback, 264 pages.